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Welcome beautiful people! I am Laura, a beauty lover and chocolate addict. I love to share my thoughts on the best (and of course the worst) of all things beauty related.

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Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women. 1 in 8 women in Australia will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85. 150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer every year. That could be yourself, or someone you know. With a 90% chance of surviving five years from diagnosis awareness of breast cancer is more important than ever. 

Though mammograms can detect cancer, regular self checks can be an easy way to detect changes in your breasts early. For October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, QV Skincare has teamed up with the McGrath Foundation to make self checks even easier. By using QV Self Check Breast Cream women are encouraged to get into the habit of self checking to become familiar with the look and feel of your breasts while you moisturise. In addition to providing the education to women like you and me, QV will donate $2 from every purchase to the McGrath Foundation. Most of us are affected by breast cancer in someway, many people knowing someone who has suffered from breast cancer. This simple product is so clever, you can check, while simple hydrating your skin. Watch this short clip to learn more about QV Self Check Breast Cream:

I have proudly taken the QV Self Check Pledge and this October, during Breast Cancer Awareness month I would like to urge you to take the pledge to self check and become familiar with your breasts as well. Follow the McGrath Foundation's three L's every month to self check. 

Look at your breasts and nipples in the mirror and familiarise yourself with how they look. 
Give them some love, a little squeeze here and there! Feel from your collarbone to below the bra-line and in your armpit. 
And learn what feels normal to you. 

Following these three simples steps at least once a month will help you notice any changes in your breasts. Symptoms can include lumps, thickening in the breast or under the arm, nipple sores or discharge, and rash or red swollen breasts. If you do notice any changes you should see a doctor as soon as you can. Most cases aren't cancerous, but it is better to be safe than sorry. Don't put off seeing a doctor if you notice a change in your breasts, seeing a doctor early could save your life.

If you need some quick advice on things you might notice when getting familiar, check out the McGrath Curve Lurve website, it has some really helpful tips and advice on self checking. 

#IPledgeToCheck with QV Self Check Breast Cream this month, do you?

*Disclaimer: Although some products were gifted all opinions are my own and based off personal experience. The Life of Laura is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare expert, therefore any recommendations should be attempted at your own risk. 


  1. I am so bad with breast cancer checks and pap smears. I would check my breasts myself but ithink i'll go get it professionally checked this year!

    1. Yea it is so hard to check all the time, sometimes it's better to leave it up to the professionals!

  2. Support you 100% Laura - I found a lump when I was 18. Thankfully it was benign, but I've been mindful to check ever since xxx

  3. very important post Laura and well done on highlighting it. Over the last couple of years I've become so mindful of checking but I know that lots of women aren't. x louise from


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